Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. I have mixed feelings about that idea, but I DO love a 3-day weekend! Here is a list of some fun family events to hit up this weekend in Atlanta and the surrounding areas:
Stone Mountain Park honors and appreciates our Everyday Working Heroes in a Labor Day Weekend celebration featuring the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® followed by epic fireworks display on all three nights (Saturday-Monday)!*
Soar into September at our 18th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues all weekend long. Watch beautiful balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your own tethered balloon ride. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There’s something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration, as well as a 5K Race and Triathlon event. If you’re a photography buff, you can sign up for our hands-on “Mastering Night Photography” course. Plus, you’ll find drink specials and sports on the televisions at the Beach Bar. Cap off the weekend with a final balloon glow Sunday night on Robin Lake Beach. With this exciting line-up of events, surrounded by the natural beauty of Callaway Gardens, there’s no better way to say “farewell” to Summer 2016.*
The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more*.
Art in the Park will be celebrating its 30th year Anniversary as Marietta Square’s premier event celebrating the arts by featuring both local and national artist displaying their fine arts on Labor Day weekend. Widely acclaimed as one of the best fine art shows in Atlanta, and the only in Cobb County, this FREE Labor Day tradition in and around Glover Park appeals to patrons and budgets of all ages.*
Atlanta’s largest and most unique parade! Dragon con is a pop culture convention that focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, comics and related media.This event may not be suitable for some families with young ones.
BBQ & Brews is proud to present the first ever Smokin’ Up The Mountains BBQ and Craft Beer Festival in East Ellijay (in the field behind Longhorns) on Saturday, September 3rd – 12 noon to 8 p.m. Free Kid’s Area!*
The 11th Annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day,
An International Food, Culture and Music Festival!*
Large, outdoor, FREE, day-long, music festival featuring Christian artists.
There’s no better way to spend Labor Day weekend than with a pig roast and cookout! Join Oak Steakhouse and Colletta on Sunday, September 4th from 5 to 8pm for an evening of food and fun for the whole family.
Enjoy a whole roasted pig, oysters, special sides and desserts in Palmer Plaza while listening to live music and sipping on cocktails to celebrate the end of summer. For the kids, there will also be an array of games and face painting to enjoy.*
Bull Riding, Bare Back Riding, Barrel Racing, Cowgirl Breakaway Roping, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Saddle Bronc Riding.*
Summer Concert Series in Various Cities:
And that’s all folks! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed holiday weekend!
*these descriptions have been taken directly from the individual event website